Cooling towers - Агробиохим - Стара Загора - Agrobiochim abandoned plant - stara zagora - chemical plant (Bulgaria)
The abandoned Agrobiochim chemical plant near Stara Zagora (Bulgaria).
Recent satellite photos show that those three cooling towers have now been demolished.
When it was active, this plant used to produce ammonia, nitrogen fertilisers, plastics, caprolactam and silicon dioxide for rubber and pharmaceutical industries.
Tons of nitrates, asbestos, dioxins and other dangerous chemicals are just sitting there. This is an environmental disaster and no-one wants to pay for the clean-up (Agrobiochim was a semi-state-owned company that got bankrupt).
After taking those photos I got arrested for trespassing by some sort of Bulgarian Military Police. After an afternoon of interrogation at the Stara Zagora Police station, I was released and no charges were filed.
Before letting me go, the police chief told me: "if anything blows-up in this country, we'll be looking for you" !
This photo is part of my България - Bulgaria series.